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Dr. Tim Ursiny, founder of Advantage Coaching & Training Inc., is a speaker and certified business coach specializing in helping individuals reach peak performance and life satisfaction. His areas of expertise include communication skills, team building, navigating change, coaching skills, attitude, and the overall quality and balance in one’s life.
He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College and his doctorate in psychology from Northern Illinois University. He is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches.
He has authored or coauthored thirteen books on the topics of coaching, conflict resolution, and confidence in the workplace. His book, “The Coward’s Guide to Conflict” is in its fourth printing and has been translated into six foreign languages. Other books include “The Confidence Plan: How to Build a Stronger You”, “Coaching the Sale” and The Top Performer’s Guide series including “The Top Performer’s Guide to Conflict”, “The Top Performer’s Guide to Change”, “The Top Performer’s Guide to Speeches and Presentations” and “The Top Performer’s Guide to Attitude”. His latest book, “Soft Souls Living in a Harsh World,” has just been released.
He has been interviewed and appeared in The Bottom Line, The Chicago Tribune, People Magazine, Readers Digest, First for Women and other periodicals. He has also appeared on CNN radio news, VH-1 News, Total Living and ABC Channel 7 News.
Tim resides in Wheaton, IL with his wife of 30 years and has three wonderful sons and a daughter-in-law. His hobbies include travel and food & wine pairings.
Dr. Tim Ursiny is also available for one-on-one coaching sessions. He can be reached at:
Energy, relationships, attention to detail, follow-through…these are the core terms most often used to describe Carole’s passion for creating breakthrough strategies for her clients. Her special focus has been the world of sales and marketing for 15+ years. With a background in manufacturing, financial services, professional services, retail and IT consulting, Carole brings a good cross section of marketing and management experience.
Consistently ranked number one in sales and winner of several corporate awards for excellence in leadership and performance, she is results focused and has a bias for action. Her work has brought her into relationships with business owners, fortune 500 managers and C-Level Executives. Helping people overcome obstacles on their way to achieving personal and corporate goals is Carole’s trademark.
Especially gifted in the areas of organization, time-management and building quality relationships, Carole can help you or your team excel.
A recognized expert for her work, Carole is also an author, popular speaker and trainer and is known for her engaging presentations and creative training style. Carole has taught coaching techniques to hundreds of individuals, teams and groups within organizations across the country and internationally. Carole is a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC™) and instructor (RICC) for the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC).
Antoinette is a 20-year veteran of executive coaching, providing programs for Financial Services and Healthcare environments. She is the co-developer of the Corporate Coach Program (CCP) which is trained and recognized internationally. She specializes in helping individuals and organizations reach peak performance and brings significant expertise in the areas of coaching skills, launching and sustaining new programs, communication skills, team building and dealing with change. She is the lead trainer for the CCP in Healthcare. Antoinette has been a founding member of multiple organizations including the International Stillbirth Alliance, CommunityHealth IT, Bridge Communications and the Healthy Living and Learning Center sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Antoinette’s coaching clinic won national recognition from “Training Magazine’s Top 100.”
Antoinette is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), utilizing a style of coaching which actively involves the collaboration of both client and coach to help clients achieve maximum results and sustain life-changing behavior in both their professional and personal lives.
Zach Ursiny, CCC (Certified Corporate Coach) brings a unique approach and thought pattern to his coaching process. After being a financial advisor, Zach realized that he found the most fulfillment in helping others be successful in running their businesses and in life. He joined Advantage Coaching & Training in order to focus on this mission of positive impact. Zach’s coaching process creates an environment that fosters vulnerability, creativity, and challenge, while making immediate and lasting change for his clients. Using real life experiences and stories he focuses his coaching on personal/team development, new advisor growth, and practice management.
Zach attended Wheaton College for his undergrad where he achieved a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He is married to his wife, Alissa and they live in downtown Chicago where they enjoy exploring the city and finding the next hot restaurant. In his spare time you can find Zach playing tennis or following all things Chicago sports.
Zach is currently working on his first book which focuses on team formation in financial services.
Kristen’s approach to coaching and training is based on her strong psychological foundation. She partners with her clients to help them overcome blocks to success and create meaningful changes to their professional and personal lives through the use of practical, psychologically-based tools.
Kristen’s areas of expertise include navigating change, communication skills, work/life balance, team building, developing healthy coping skills, and overcoming obstacles to success. Kristen’s coaching process creates a relationship founded on vulnerability, direct communication, and goal setting to produce meaningful results.
Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Taylor University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University. Kristen resides in the city of Chicago. Her hobbies include traveling and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.Email Kristen
Jim has spent more than 30 years in the retail brokerage industry in leadership development and coaching. He is a Registered Corporate Coach with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and an adjunct to many fine firms specializing in leadership development. Jim’s last corporate position was with Morgan Stanley in Talent Management and Leadership Development. While there, he helped build the Management Assessment Center for Managers and provided advanced training for field management and executive education for high potentials in the field and the home office.
Jim started his career as a training professional within the retail brokerage industry in the early ’80s with Merrill Lynch and in the 30+ years since he has held senior level training and development positions with Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley), PaineWebber (now UBS) and Prudential/Wachovia (now Wells Fargo Advisors). He was also the Regional Business Manager for the Northeast Region of Prudential Securities just before and after the merger with Wachovia. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Jim worked for a consulting firm called TalentQuest where he was the Managing Director of the Northeast Region.
Jim has been married to his spouse Beverly since 1972 and they have two daughters, both of whom live and work in the New York metropolitan area. Jim attended St. John’s University undergrad and also has an MBA from Fordham University. Jim is also an Artist specializing in home portraits and landscape scenes. Jim and Beverly make their home in Rockland County, NY in the Hudson Valley, as well as Sarasota, FL near Siesta Key. They have 3 grandchildren.
Greg seeks to bring the message of more effective communication directly to select professionals seeking better and more productive relationships with clients, peers, and associates. He has particularly focused on developing disciplined practices aimed at enabling professionals and organizations to connect with clients in a meaningful way. Greg’s experience includes working in operations and compliance, marketing, and sales. Greg is a well-respected speaker on a wide range of topics relevant to companies, C-Level Executives, and sales professionals.
Greg has been a guest lecturer at The University of Southern California Marshal School of Business and is the coauthor of “Get Inspired to Retire: Over 150 ideas to help find your retirement.” He has provided executive and business coaching as a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC™) since 2004.
Dr. Russeau has owned and successfully grown his healthcare business since 1992, bringing firsthand knowledge and experience to his coaching clients. His vision, leadership and business acumen is in demand and respected by leaders inside and outside the healthcare sector. Dr. Russeau collaborates with high-ranking leaders to develop successful strategies for navigating the rapidly changing climate of healthcare. He is also a fraud examiner, spending the last decade providing detailed analysis and expert witness services in legal cases involving insurance and healthcare providers.
Dr. Russeau is a Registered Corporate Coach with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. Clients relate well to Dr. Russeau due to his diversified background of business management and development, leadership and expert witness experience. He is a skilled communicator and listener, able to delve quickly into the core of an issue. Dr. Russeau excels at both one-on-one coaching and presenting to larger groups. He is passionate about serving others through coaching, allowing individuals, teams and businesses to unleash their potential.
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